Boy Scout Programs

Enroll in a merit badge workshop, or schedule a workshop, mission, or program for your troop.

Boy Scout Flier (PDF)

Individual Merit Badge Workshop

Register for an Individual Workshop Online

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before start time. Doors will be locked 10 minutes after workshop start time. Once doors are locked, late arrivals will not be permitted to enter.

      

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Troop Merit Badge Workshop or Program

Register for a Troop Workshop/Program Online

Schedule a workshop or program for your troop or pack.  Choose from one of the following topics, or contact the CLC to arrange a topic or program.

 

BOY SCOUT BADGES*

astronomyASTRONOMY BADGE*

Earn an Astronomy Badge by completing the following requirements: describe proper clothing and precautions of nighttime and sun observations; explain light pollution and how it affects astronomy; explain differences between binoculars and telescopes; identify constellations, conspicuous stars, Big Dipper and Milky Way; identify and explain the motion of planets; sketch the phases of the moon; describe the composition of the Sun; visit a planetarium; research career opportunities in astronomy.
Badge Program: 4 hours - $20.00 per scout, minimum 10 scouts.

AVIATION BADGE*

Earn an Aviation Badge by completing the following requirements: define aircraft, identify types of aircraft and explain the principles of flight; build and FPG-9; learn about airplane instruments, conduct preflight inspection of an airplane; visit an airport or aviation museum; research career opportunities in aviation.
Badge Program: 6 hours - $25.00 per scout, minimum 10 scouts.

ENGINEERING BADGE*

Earn an Engineering Badge by completing the following requirements: investigate how an household item works; research an engineering achievement; explain the work of engineers; visit with an engineer; make a step-by-step plan for campout; conduct experiments; study the Engineer's Code of Ethics and what it means to be a registered Professional Engineer; research career opportunities in aviation.
Badge Program: 6 hours - $25.00 per scout, minimum 10 scouts.

space explorationSPACE EXPLORATION BADGE*

Earn a Space Exploration Badge by completing the following requirements: research and present the purpose of space exploration; design a collector card about a space pioneer; build and identify the parts of a rocket, then launch and recover a model rocket; demonstrate Newton's 3 Laws of Motion; discuss and design an unmanned mission to another planet, moon or region of space; describe the purpose and operation of the International Space Station; design an inhabited base for Mars; and discuss careers in space exploration.
Badge Program: 6 hours - $25.00 per scout, minimum 10 scouts.

weatherWEATHER BADGE*  
              
Earn a Weather Badge by completing the following requirements: define meteorology, explain weather and climate and discuss how weather affects different occupations and industries; name five different weather-related conditions and the safety rules for each; explain differences in high and low pressure systems, fronts and clouds associated with each; describe causes of rain and acid rain; draw a diagram of the weather cycle; make a weather instrument and journal to log weather, give a five minute presentation regarding outdoor safety or acid rain; and research weather related career opportunities.
Badge Program: 4 hours - $20.00 per scout, minimum 10 scouts.

*Scouts DO NOT fly a simulated mission. Workshops are badge earning opportunities, please leave siblings at home.

Troop Social Mission

Schedule a social mission with your troop or pack.

Contact Us

Challenger Learning Center
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8700
Fax: 309-268-7984
Emailclc@heartland.edu 

Stacey Shrewsbury

Lead Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8701
Email:
Stacey.Shrewsbury@heartland.edu

Susan Evens

Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8704
EmailSusan.Evens@heartland.edu

Libby Torbeck

Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8702
EmailLibby.Torbeck@heartland.edu

Crystal Johnson

Program Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8374
EmailCrystal.Johnson@heartland.edu

Jenna Brewer

Registration & Records Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8707
EmailJenna.Floyd@heartland.edu